The Stratford Literary Festival is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary by returning to its beginnings in 2008 with the theme of ‘Sharing Stories’.
The 10th year of one of the UK’s most ground breaking festivals, which takes place between 23 and 30 April 2017, is celebrated with its largest and most diverse programme yet with events ranging from the Romantic poets to the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, wartime spies to The Great British Bake Off.
Headline speakers include the queen of cookery Mary Berry, journalist and writer Andrew Marr, historians and former politicians Paddy Ashdown and Roy Hattersley, former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, former head of the British Army Richard Dannatt, Beirut hostage Terry Waite and Waterstones Book of The Year author Sarah Perry.
This year’s anniversary Festival will build on its acclaimed workshop offering with masterclasses in historic fiction, self editing, how to write to be published and hands-on practical workshops in paper cutting and calligraphy.
It will also welcome leading names in the publishing industry, including Society of Authors Chair Nicola Solomon to advise writers on publishing success, and will host an event showcasing some of the most exciting debut fiction.
There’s also an extensive programme of events for children including the former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, and many award winning authors and illustrators including Nick Butterworth and Sarah McIntyre, CBeebies Jess French and philosopher Peter Worley.
There will also be two major projects to encourage children to read and to create bedtime stories with their parents.
Tickets are on sale now for Stratford Literary Festival. Call the Box Office on http://stratfordartshouse.co.uk/.
A full programme will be available at http://www.stratlitfest.co.uk./